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NEWS: Cincinnati East Webcast Now on Roku

April 28, 2014

We are very pleased to report that the Cincinnati East congregation weekly Sabbath service webcast broadcast by the United Church of God now has a dedicated Roku channel.

Appearing in the “Religion and Spirituality” category, Roku users can now conveniently watch Sabbath services “live” in high definition on their television sets, and also browse through dozens of archived sermons.

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Here is a description about Roku from the company’s “about” page:

Roku…is…the market leader in streaming entertainment devices for the TV with millions of units sold. Roku has always believed that anything you want to watch, listen to, and enjoy should simply be there on your TV, whenever you want it. Roku streaming players are renowned for their simplicity, variety of entertainment choices, and exceptional value.

If you have a Roku unit, add the United Church of God to your channel listing now. You can watch each week’s Sabbath service live—and archives as soon as they’re posted—in the comfort of your living room or with a larger gathering of church members.

We pray that this additional electronic outlet for our members and the preaching of God’s Kingdom will bear fruit and further the work of the Gospel.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

April 28, 2014 Posted by | Media and Communications, Ministerial Services, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pre-Festival Letter from Victor Kubik

September 11, 2013

Dear brethren around the world,

The Feast of Tabernacles falls on the early side of the Roman calendar this year—and it’s already at our doorstep! The Feast has been an integral part of our lives to which we devote time, thoughts and considerable financing through our second tithe.

gods-holy-day-plan-the-promise-of-hope-for-all-mankind_0Often we have heard the term “the best Feast ever” for each completed Feast. Let’s keep it that way by remembering the purpose of this special event of the year for all of us as stated in Deuteronomy 14:23: “And you shall eat before the Lord your God, in the place where He chooses to make His name abide, the tithe of your grain and your new wine and your oil, of the firstborn of your herds and your flocks, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always” (emphasis added throughout).

The Feast first and foremost is a spiritual occasion, the biggest of the year because virtually the entire Church goes to many sites around the world. Our primary reason for being there is to learn about what God is doing for mankind. While we may be going to wonderful vacation spots and should enjoy the locations where we are, we must be sure to keep the spiritual focus foremost in our mind. By growing in the knowledge of the Feast’s purpose, we make it a better and better Feast every year. We learn the lesson of the Feast by observing it, not just “knowing” what it’s about.

The Feast is a time when our daily prayer, “Thy Kingdom come,” is answered because we are celebrating the fulfillment of the greatest prophecy of all: the return of Jesus Christ to the earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

The Feast is for everyone in the Church. Business conventions may be for just the employees or representatives of a company. But it’s not so with the Feast of Tabernacles. It’s for the entire household as we also read in Deuteronomy 14:26: “You shall eat there before the Lord your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household.”

  • For families, make sure that you make this time special for all your dependents that share in your learning and rejoicing. For children, the Feast of Tabernacles, with its spiritual focus, family bonding and excitement of travel will be pleasant, lifelong memories.
  • When at the Feast look out for singles and those who are lonely. They may need you to especially invite them to share a meal and time with you.
  • Pay special attention to children and use the Feast as an occasion for much needed family time.
  • For the ministry, I ask that you to do your very best in the sermons, Bible studies and seminars that you may present. People’s expectation’s are to be motivated by all the messages.

May God bless us all at this year’s Feast of Tabernacles. I’m already eagerly awaiting good reports!

In Christ’s service,

Victor Kubik—President, United Church of God, an International Association

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September 11, 2013 Posted by | President's Office, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

New Video: Focus on God’s Work

June 7, 2013

Information Technology

The home office has released its fifth monthly Focus on God’s Work video about its Information Technology department. Richard Kennebeck, Information Technology manager, gives an overview of the work done by his team, and the auxiliary projects his area undertakes on behalf of serving the Church.

As earlier announced, the plan is for various managers and employees of the United Church of God to give a report about their area of responsibility that may be of particular interest to our congregations. Pastors are asked to make the video links available to our membership, and most videos will be suitable to play in the sermonette timeslot at Sabbath services if desired.

Focus on God’s Work has it’s own menu selection on the member’s website under the “resources” tab at members.ucg.org/content/focus-gods-work. This is where a new video will be posted each month.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

June 7, 2013 Posted by | Home Office, President's Office, Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

Magazine Back Issues Available for Member Distribution

June 3, 2013

An opportunity is now open for members of the United Church of God to further help preach the gospel. Back issues of our magazine are currently available for brethren to distribute to interested friends, relatives, fellow workers and neighbors and/or to drop off at waiting rooms in hospitals, doctor’s offices, auto repair shops, etc. The magazines include:gn13mj

If you would like a supply of magazines (minimum number of copies is 25), please contact John LaBissoniere at john_labissoniere@ucg.org or (423) 562-9400 or toll-free at (888) 369-9940. Please let him know the magazines and quantity you would like and give him your shipping address.

Thank you for your willingness to help spread the good news of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God!

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

June 3, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Focus on God’s Work: Media

March 21, 2013

Tour the Media Department

The home office has released a third monthly Focus on God’s Work video—this one by Peter Eddington—about our media department employees who each do their very best in service to God in preaching the gospel of the Kingdom.

Mr. Eddington, operation manager for Media and Communications Services, gives a tour of the department—introducing each employee to our viewers. Putting a “face to the name” of many people you may have heard or read about, but wondered exactly what they do, will help personalize the work being done to preach the gospel of God’s Kingdom.

As earlier announced, the plan is for various managers and employees of the United Church of God to give a report about their area of responsibility that may be of particular interest to our congregations. Pastors are asked to make the video links available to our membership, and most videos will be suitable to play in the sermonette timeslot at Sabbath services.

Focus on God’s Work has it’s own menu selection on the member’s website under the “resources” tab at members.ucg.org/content/focus-gods-work. This is where a new video will be posted each month.

Please feel free to download this and future presentations to get a monthly update on the work being done by various departments in the Church to preach the gospel and prepare a people.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

March 21, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Focus on Portuguese Work

February 28, 2013

Focus on God’s Work

The home office has released a second monthly Focus on God’s Work video—this one by Jorge de Campos about our Portuguese-language efforts.

As earlier announced, the plan is for various managers and employees of the United Church of God to give a report about their area of responsibility that may be of particular interest to our congregations. Pastors are asked to make the video links available to our membership, and most videos will be suitable to play in the sermonette timeslot at Sabbath services.

Focus on God’s Work has it’s own menu selection on the member’s website under the “resources” tab at members.ucg.org/content/focus-gods-work. This is where a new video will be posted each month, and we’ll also endeavor to announce them here at Inside United: Realtime.

Jorge de Campos, coordinator of our Portuguese-language areas, gives an inspiring report about these areas in the video below.

Please feel free to download this and future presentations to get a monthly update on the work being done by various departments in the Church to preach the gospel and prepare a people.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

February 28, 2013 Posted by | Media and Communications, President's Office, Uncategorized | , , , | 4 Comments

Bible Study Webcast: The Marriage Supper and the Resurrections

January 22, 2013

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God is continuing its bi-weekly Bible study Wednesday night, January 23. The study begins at 7:30 p.m. ET and is available live via webcast.

The series on the book of Revelation continues with chapters 19 and 20. Chapter 19 is a prophecy about the return of Jesus Christ and the marriage supper of the Lamb. It also talks about the fate of the beast and the false prophet. Chapter 20 covers the timeframe of the 1,000-year millennial reign of Jesus Christ, and it also covers the resurrections. It ends with the judgment upon those people who refuse to follow Jesus Christ.

Join us for in-depth study into these topics and more on Wednesday. Presenters will be Steve Myers and Peter Eddington.

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Plan to attend in person, or you can listen online. Also, please note that we have a mobile option. You can view the Bible study using your smartphone.

Steve Myers—Pastor, United Church of God Cincinnati East

January 22, 2013 Posted by | Media and Communications, Ministerial Services, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Feast of Tabernacles 2013: Portugal

November 9, 2012

We are pleased to announce that the United Church of God  will be hosting the Feast of Tabernacles in 2013 in the fishing and vacation village of Costa de Caparica, just outside Lisbon, Portugal, in addition to the site in Maloca de Moscou, Brazil.

This site near Lisbon has been very popular for the Feast in past years and we are pleased that God has again opened the doors to hold the Festival there.

A fact even more exciting is that the hotel has granted us the same prices as those that we had in 2010.

Additional details and information on how to register may be obtained by accessing the file 2013 Feast of Tabernacles in Portugal which is at the following link: membros.revistaboanova.org/feast.

Should you have any further questions about the Portuguese feast site, in Brazil or in Portugal, please contact the festival coordinator, Jorge de Campos, at jorge_decampos@ucg.org.

November 9, 2012 Posted by | Ministerial Services, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who Are the Two Witnesses?

October 29, 2012

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God is continuing its bi-weekly Bible study Wednesday night, October 31. The study begins at 7:30 p.m. ET and is available live via webcast.

The series on the book of Revelation continues with chapters 11 and 12. Who are the two witnesses? Who is the great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his head?

Join us for in-depth study into these topics and more on Wednesday. Presenters will be Darris McNeely and Steve Myers.

Plan to attend in person, or you can listen online. Also, please note that we have a mobile option. You can view the Bible study using your smartphone.

Steve Myers—Pastor, United Church of God Cincinnati East

October 29, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Live Bible Study on Book of Revelation

August 20, 2012

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God is continuing its bi-weekly Bible study Wednesday night, August 22. The study begins at 7:30 p.m. ET and is available live via webcast.

The series on the book of Revelation continues with chapter 3 verse 14, going on into chapters 4 and 5 . Join us for the ongoing study into one of  the most exciting and enlightening books of the Bible. Presenters will be Steve Myers and Darris McNeely.

Plan to attend in person, or you can listen online. Also, please note that we have a mobile option. You can view the Bible study using your smartphone.

Steve Myers—Pastor, United Church of God Cincinnati East

August 20, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

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